How to choose the right mobility scooter
Mobility scooters are one of the most common modes of transportation for older adults and those with limited mobility. If you have ever been faced with a decision to purchase a new mobility scooter, then read on to find out how you can pick the best one.
1) Determine your daily needs
First thing is first-it is important to know what you will need the scooter for. Will it be used as your primary method of transportation or will you only use it occasionally? If it’s your everyday mode of transportation, there are a few things to consider: how much weight can the scooter handle and what kind of terrain will it be exposed to (including the surface of the road). If you only need a scooter occasionally, for example for a mall or supermarket shopping trip, then consider how easily it can be folded and stored.
2) Size matters
When you are considering which mobility scooter to purchase, give some thought to its size-specifically whether it’ll fit in your car trunk. Also, note that you’ll need to be able to navigate through narrow hallways and doorways at your destination. This means that the scooter should fit well in these places as well. And if you plan on storing it inside-make sure you have enough room for proper storage (ideally it would be stored upright).
3)Your budget and personal needs
Finding the right mobility scooter will depend largely on your finances-how much can you afford to spend? Also, consider what features are most important to you. The more features you want, the higher it’ll be priced. Do you need a large storage or trunk? An adjustable seat perhaps? And if speed isa big issue for you, do not overlook it.
4) The power source
Mobility scooters are powered in a variety of ways
– Batteries This is the most common and basic power source. It’s important to remember that even though this option will save you money on upfront costs, it’ll be more expensiveof the road)? If it is only for occasional use, you may want to choose a lighter mobility scooter.